2019 Luccarelli Negroamaro

Producer: Terre di Sava

Grape: Negroamaro 100%

Pronunciation: ‘Negro-amaro’

Region: Puglia, Italy

Producer Info:

The Terre di Sava project started in 2008 from a challenge that was simple and complex at the same time; that of expressing a combination of factors concerning the climate, the different soil types, the grapes and the human influence, a set of elements that contributed to making Sava a unique territory in the world atlas of vine-growing. In the Salentine countryside, around Sava, you can find the widest and richest heritage of Primitivo bush vines in the world. Some of these vines are over 100 hundred years old. All of Terre di Sava wines reflect the vitality of the area and the apogee of these is the ravishing Pazzia, produced in small quantities from old bush vines.

Tasting note: If you break up and translate the words Negro and Amaro, you get ‘Black’ and ‘Bitter’, the former being the broad hallmark of the variety. I found plenty of aromas hinting towards blackberries, black olives and liquorice. The palate is equally as compact and rich with flavours of blackcurrant and aniseed, medium acidity and a thick tarry finish.

Growing System: Cordon & bush vines

Soil Composition: iron-rich Terrarossa soils with calcareous bedrock

Production: The grapes were destemmed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 21-24C. The wine was left to rest in tank until bottled

Alcohol (%) 14%